Coal miners in Zambia killed one Chinese manager and injured another during a riot Saturday. The miners were on strike at the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine in Sinazongwe in protest of delays in raising the minimum wage.
Nayati Moodliar, a 12-year-old Dutch boy with Indian origin, was found alive and returned safely to his family after being kidnapped from a posh area in Malaysia nearly a week ago.
India and Russia have chosen to boycott Zimbabwe's 53rd International Trade Fair this year to express their deep discontent with the country's new policies to nationalize and seize control over foreign companies.
Prince Harry arrived in Jamaica to race Usain Bolt just hours after the Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller called for full independence and a cut of royal ties.
22-year-old Australian tourist Erin Langworthy survived a 365-foot fall into crocodile-infested waters at Victoria Falls Bridge after her bungee cord snapped.
In an accident captured on video, a 22-year-old Australian student named Erin Langworthy nearly plunged to her death on Dec. 31 into a river infested with crocodiles after her bungee cord broke while bungee jumping in Zimbabwe.
Zambia, which said last month its 2012 budget would hike mineral royalties, could cut back those rates if commodity prices collapse next year, the mines minister in Africa's top copper producer said on Friday.
Large gold producers are coming under increasing pressure to buy copper assets simply to boost their gold reserves, the CEO of Metals Economics Group said Wednesday.
The CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical company Naari AG said its sodium thiopental was never intended for a U.S. market or lethal injections.
Miners in Africa's top copper producer Zambia may have to scale down in the face of a move to raise royalties by the new government of President Michael Sata, the general manager of the country's chamber of mines said on Monday.
Zambia's new government unveiled an expansive 2012 budget on Friday, with big increases in social spending and farming subsidies to be paid for by a rise in mineral royalties and a debut $500 million Eurobond.
Zambian finance minister Alexander Chikwanda is expected to unveil a pro-poor budget on Friday, reflecting the shift in political priorities in Africa's biggest copper producer since opposition leader Michael Sata's September election upset.
A four-hour power cut hit Zambia's capital and main mining region on Wednesday, although it was not clear what if any impact there was on output from Africa's biggest copper producer.
Chinese mining companies in Zambia, Africa's biggest copper producer, are routinely flouting laws designed to protect workers' safety and the right to organise, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.
Zambia's central bank slashed its reserve ratios on Tuesday to cut the cost of borrowing for commercial banks and consumers in a bid to stimulate economic growth in Africa's biggest copper producer.
Zambia has suspended the issuance of new mining licences to root out potential corruption and clean up the process, the mines minister in Africa's top copper producer said on Thursday.
Zambia's new President Michael Sata announced plans to overhaul the constitution on Friday, the latest step in his top-to-bottom review of the way Africa's top copper producer is run.
Swiss investment bank UBS disclosed Friday its top 10 commodity stock picks, all of which fall into one of four categories, thermal coal, iron ore, gold and merger and acquisition opportunities.
Zambians striking over poor pay at Chinese mines went back to work on Monday after winning a nearly 100 percent pay rise, just over two weeks after a new president took office on the promise of improving mining conditions.
Zambia has lifted a ban on metal exports, just two days after imposing it to sort out irregularities and increase transparency in Africa's top cooper producer, a minerals ministry official said on Thursday.
South Africa and Zambia have approved the $1.1 billion bid by China's Jinchuan Group for copper and cobalt producer Metorex, bringing closer prospects for the deal to be finalised by November.
New Zambian President Michael Sata launched a probe on Friday into last year's sale of telecoms operator Zamtel and vowed to keep a close eye on copper exports, while finance minister Alexander Chikwanda told banks to cut interest rates.
New Zambian President Michael Sata fired his respected central bank governor on Thursday and his new mines minister floated plans to boost tax receipts from mining companies, rattling investors in Africa's biggest copper producer.
Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata, a critic of Chinese investment, was sworn in as president on Friday after an upset poll victory that ushered in a smooth handover of power in Africa's biggest copper producer.
Banda conceded to Sata on Friday, ending three days of riots and protesting. The presidential vote was held nationwide on Tuesday, but the government had been slow to tally the votes, a fact which angered eager Zambians.
Sata has long complained about undue Chinese influence upon the Zambian economy and political life.